pink slip

pink slip
,pink `slip noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL
notice that an employer gives to someone telling them they are no longer employed

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • pink slip — If someone receives a pink slip, they receive a letter telling them they have lost their job …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pink slip — ☆ pink slip n. [from the sometime use of pink paper for the employee s carbon of the dismissal notice] Informal notice to an employee of termination of employment …   English World dictionary

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  • pink slip — 1. n. a piece of paper giving notice of dismissal from employment; any dismissal from employment. □ I got a pink slip today. I guess I had it coming. □ I hope I don’t get a pink slip. I need this job. 2. tv. to dismiss someone from employment.… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Pink Slip — An informal or slang term referring to a notice of dismissal given to an employee. A pink slip is an official notification that a worker s position has been eliminated or that the worker s services are no longer needed. In other words, a pink… …   Investment dictionary